The Ghana Grid Company Limited has indicated that there will be a timetable for power cuts soon. The recent power outages has ignited the conversation among Ghanaians that they are back to the ‘DUMSOR’ days.
GRIDCO has therefore made it clear that there is is enough capacity, but, maintenance works should force them to bring in a timetable. They have been in talks with ECG and NEDCo to roll out a timetable for power outages across the country.
The Corporate Communications Manager, Ebenezer Amankwaah stated that the upgrades being done on the systems by GRIDCo will force to bring the timetable.
This is what hye said on the Joy News’ PM: Express:
“The contractors are asking for some outages at some particular places so these are the areas where we are looking at a discussion with some key stakeholders like ECG and NEDCo so we can arrive at some appreciable timetable to communicate where there is the need for outages to happen”
Pokuase sub-station, Kasoa Bulk Supply joint, Achimota-Volta transmission line among others are places likely to be affected.
The Institute of Energy Security (IES) called for transperancy about the recent erratic power supply.
Mr. Fritz Moses, a research analyst of the insitute also stated that:
“We think we haven’t had full details about what happened at the Obuasi and Prestea lines and what caused the tripping”.